McCain’s let­ter

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Sen.JohnMcCain­has­signedalet­ter for the En­vi­ron­men­tal De­fense Ac­tionFund,in­whichtheAri­zon­aRepub­li­canem­pha­sizes­the­group’ssup­port­forhis­billthataim­sto­place“the first-ev­er­na­tion­al­capon­glob­al­warm­ing pol­lu­tion.”

Mr.McCain,in­hislet­ter,men­tions nospeci­fic­typeof“pol­lu­tion,”al­though car­bon­diox­ide­has­been­the­main­tar­get of anti-global-warm­ing lob­by­ists. Car­bon diox­ide is pro­duced in large part by hu­man breath­ing and cat­tle flat­u­lence.

TheEn­vi­ron­men­talDe­fenseAc­tion Fund sent out the mail­ing, in­clud­ing Mr. McCain’s let­ter, in which it asked for­con­tri­bu­tion­sand­for­recip­i­entsto sign and mail a prewrit­ten “pe­ti­tion” ask­ing their home-state sen­a­tors to sup­port Mr. McCain’s bill.

“To mo­bi­lize for­ward-think­ing cit­i­zens like you, I’ve again teamed up with En­vi­ron­men­tal De­fense Global Warm­ingAc­tionNet­work­be­causeof their long track record of pro­duc­ing re­sults,” Mr. McCain said.

“Re­al­is­ti­cally, En­vi­ron­men­tal De­fense is the one or­ga­ni­za­tion with the nec­es­sary­ex­pe­ri­ence­and­vi­sion­to­get the job done and break that 51-vote thresh­old,” the sen­a­tor added.

The global-warm­ing is­sue has be­comein­creas­ing­ly­con­tentiousas­crit­ics ac­cuse pro­po­nents of the Ky­oto anti-global-warm­ing treaty of sub­sti­tut­ing­pro­pa­gandaforar­gu­ment.Op­po­nents of Ky­oto and leg­is­la­tion such asMr.McCain’ssay­such­ef­fortswould re­duceeco­nomic­growthin­re­turn­for re­sults so mea­ger they would be al­most un­mea­sur­able.

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